Environment and Ecology [IFS (Forests Services) General Studies (Mains)]: Questions 1 - 7 of 7

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Question 1

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Genetic Engineering

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Genetic Engineering is defined as a process in which genetic makeup of cells is changed using a set of technologies. In this process an improved and novel organisms are produced by making use of the gene transfer within and across species boundaries.

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The organism produced by Genetic Engineering is known as genetically modified (GM) and the corre…

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Question 2

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Landslides and the causes of its occurrence

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The movement of a mass of rock, debris. Under the influence of gravity is known as Landslide. It is infact a geologic process. They usually occur in the hilly and mountainous landscapes.

Landslides can occur due to a number of reasons Earthquake, Soil erosion, Slow weathering of rocks including the volcanic activities.

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Question 3

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Neem Coated Urea

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To boost the growth of wheat and paddy, the Govt. of India started a fertilizer and an agriculture scheme known as Neem Coated Urea (NCU) .

The Neem Coated Urea is simply defined as the Urea which is coated with neem tree seed oil. The Govt. of India also made it compulsory for the urea manufacturers to increase the coated urea production from 35 pe…

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Question 4

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Extent and Causes of the occurrence of non-performing assets in the Indian financial sector

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The NPA or Non-Performing Asset is defined as the assets which donot generate regular income.

In a recently released report on the banking sector in India, it has been observed that the lending capacities of banks have reduced over the years due to mounting NPAs.

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Question 5

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Envisaged Benefits of Goods and Services Tax

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The Goods and Services Tax was launched on July 1,2017 by the Indian President as an indirect single tax on the supply of goods and services from the manufacturers to the consumers.

GST was not only launched from the business and industrial point of view but also to benefit the govt. and the consumers. The five different tax slabs constituting towar…

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Question 6

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Green Revolution and its Impact

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Green Revolution is referred to as the increase in the production of food grains like rice and wheat due to the inclusion of high-yielding variety of seeds, pesticides apart from better management technique.

For the first time the new agriculture strategy was put into practice during the Kharif season of 1966. This was termed as HIGH-YIELDING VARIET…

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Question 7

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Biofortification and how is it done

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The process of improving the nutritional quality of food crops through agronomic practices, conventional plant breeding, or modern biotechnology is known as Biofortification.

To improve soil quality, enhance water use, manage crop residue along with improvement in the environment through better fertilizer management is known as agronomic practice.

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